Avalon Inn Rebrands as Magnuson Grand Hotel Warren, OH

April 2, 2012

Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center Warren, OH.

Formerly the Avalon Inn, the hotel will upgrade its local, regional and national market position to attract business, group and leisure travelers via an affiliation with Magnuson Hotels’ global portfolio of nearly 2,000 hotels.

“Our affiliation with Magnuson Hotels has provided revitalization within the property! We are updating the rooms, keeping the same ownership but bringing in another Ohio business, CWB Property Management, Inc. based out of Dublin, Ohio to oversee the daily operation of the hotel. While improving the facilities, we will continue our focus on service and overall guest experience” stated Connie Burkett, VP of Operations at CWB Property Management.

“Magnuson Hotels will allow us flexibility while preserving the local character. We are so excited Magnuson Hotels can help us carry the heart and history of the Avalon Inn with us into the future”, stated Cindy Boren, General Manager.

Corporate, educational, government and leisure travelers will appreciate the 100% non-smoking facility. Magnuson Grand Hotel Warren, OH is surrounded by 6 local golf courses, including the Old Avalon and Avalon Lakes Golf Courses. Also nearby are the Butler Institute of Art, Cafaro Field, Mosquito Lake State Park and the National Packard Museum, just to mention a few attractions.

The Magnuson Grand Hotel Warren, right between Pittsburgh and Cleveland OH offers full hot breakfast, complimentary wireless internet, room service provided by The Chophouse Restaurant, free airport shuttle service, fitness facilities, meeting space to accommodate up to 400 people, a business center, and plenty of recreation.

“We are proud to welcome owner John Kouvas and his entire staff, and are fully committed to increasing their property visibility and reservations,” stated Thomas Magnuson, CEO.

As a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, the Magnuson Grand Hotel Warren, OH will receive complete brand representation across North America and the UK, without the costs and requirements of franchise brand affiliation.

Magnuson Hotels provides low cost access to the world’s largest hotel reservation network, including 650,000 GDS travel agents, all global corporate accounts, over 2,000 internet booking channels such as Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, airlines websites as well as its own free worldwide booking channel Global Hotel Exchange.

About Magnuson Hotels:
In nine years, Magnuson Hotels has become the world’s largest independent hotel group, representing nearly 2,000 UK and North American hotels with assets in excess of $5.5 Billion. One of the top 5 global hotel chains, Magnuson Hotels is the #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing private U.S. companies. For more information visit magnusonhotels.com, Magnuson Hotels on Facebook, and Google+, or follow Magnuson Hotels on Twitter @MagnusonHotels